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Convicted Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell's jewelry, luxury items up for auction

Thursday, February 21, 2013
Former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell arrives at the federal courthouse in Rockford, Illinois, Feb. 14, 2013.

Former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell arrives at the federal courthouse in Rockford, Illinois, Feb. 14, 2013.

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Jewelry and other luxury items that once belonged to convicted Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell will be sold on Saturday.

The pieces for sale include a bar of gold bullion valued at $1.5 million.

There is also a jewel encrusted pendant of the cartoon character "SpongeBob SquarePants." It's expected to bring about $1,200.

Crundwell was sentenced to 19 1/2 years in prison last Thursday after she admitted to stealing more than $53 million from the City of Dixon.

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